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Transaction Network Services Adds Ingenico's iWL250 3G Wireless Terminal to Its EMV-Ready Device Portfolio

TNS Certifies the iWL250 3G Terminal to Expand Its Wireless Payment Offerings to Its Network of Customers in the U.S.

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, and Transaction Network Services (NYSE: TNS), global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions, today announced that TNS has certified Ingenico's Telium 2 iWL250 wireless payment terminal for use with the TNSPay Mobile wireless payment gateway in the United States. Ingenico's device is the first EMV-ready payment terminal available on the market to support 3G connectivity.

The iWL250 terminal meets the latest PCI PTS version 3.0 security requirements and is equipped to handle both EMV- and NFC transactions. The certification of Ingenico's terminal helps TNS to continue with its strategic objective to provide merchants and ISOs with the most innovative mobile technology to accept all forms of payments.

"For over eight years, TNS has been one of the leading providers of reliable and secure mobile payments for merchants. Through TNS' partnership with Ingenico, we are offering a differentiated, fully EMV-compliant product to our customers in the U.S.," said David Cronin, senior vice president & General Manager Payments, North America; "The certification of the iWL250 3G wireless terminal affirms TNS' long-standing commitment to provide our merchants with the latest secure, innovative and cost-effective mobile and wireless payment technologies."

Manufactured with advanced merchant functionality in mind, the iWL250 handheld terminal operates on 3G wireless networks, as well as legacy infrastructures and diverse payment processing platforms. The terminal is designed to support traditional magstripe cards, along with newly emerging EMV and NFC dynamic payment options. The terminal uses Ingenico's global dual chip Telium 2 architecture and is fully PCI compliant, facilitating secure, fast and reliable transactions. The iWL250 comes standard with embedded multiple forms of payment processing technologies, which precludes the need for expensive future hardware upgrades.

"As the leading global POS manufacturer, we are very pleased to have the iWL250 3G mobile terminal certified by TNS. Their commitment to deliver the latest mobile and wireless payment processing technology to their vast network of clients, allows our product faster entry into the U.S. market and immediately establishes the iWL250 as a primary wireless terminal choice for ISOs and merchants," commented Rod Hometh, vice president for market development for Ingenico North America. "The iWL250 Telium-based terminal is a perfect payment acceptance product for any small to medium size merchant seeking to differentiate themselves by securely accepting all current and future forms of payment such as EMV chip card and NFC-enabled transactions either at checkout or remotely. We're certain that the wide base of TNS' customers will be pleased with this product and its unparalleled performance today and in the future."

Innovative Telium 2 features such as high definition color screens, dual chip architecture, 3G wireless, and embedded contactless, have made Ingenico's POS devices the most tech savvy, secure and competitively priced products available in the marketplace today.

For more information on the availability of the iWL250 terminal through TNS, contact T: 1-866-523-0661 or email [email protected].

About Transaction Network Services (TNS)

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions.

TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.

Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

For further information about TNS, visit 'One Connection, A World of Opportunities'
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About Ingenico (ING)
Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) is a leading provider of payment solutions, with over 17 million terminals deployed in more than 125 countries. Its 3,600 employees worldwide support retailers, banks and service providers to optimize and secure their electronic payments solutions, develop their offer of services and increase their point of sales revenue. More information on

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